The Art. Lebedev Studio presented its vision of what the new coat of arms of the country should be like.
The coat of arms of the studio was ordered by a resident of Minsk, Dmitry Levkovets, who had previously collected the required amount from the caring Belarusian public, dissatisfied with the government's plans to change the current symbol. According to the Minsk resident, he did not like the wording that they want to change the coat of arms "at the request of citizens." That's when he got the idea to start a fundraising campaign to see if people really wanted change. And the citizens supported the unusual initiative with the ruble.
As expected, the creation of the studio of the infamous designer turned out to be very original. As requested by Levkovets, all sorts of unofficial symbols of the country were used in its creation, such as potatoes, tractors, cornflowers, Slutsk belts, etc. At the same time, it was especially emphasized that the new coat of arms should not have anything to do with the USSR.
The main element of the studio's creation was a cat painted in the colors of the Belarusian flag, because:
“Do you want it to be cool? Tired of boredom? A symbol of peace and comfort - to place a cat in the coat of arms!”, say the designers.
According to the creators, - "Cornflowers give the coat of arms productivity and comfort, a couple of tractors, potatoes - a little bit of satiety, no war, no gothic - only peace and seals."
That is, everything turned out bright and, to put it mildly, unusual. Just in order to attract the attention of the general public, which is what Levkovets wanted. The customer has already appealed to Belarusian designers, who “feel their compatriots better”, to create their own versions.
In February of this year, it became known that they wanted to make changes to the coat of arms of Belarus, making it "more peaceful." The Heraldic Council under the President worked on a new version of the coat of arms, which is generally very similar to the one used before.